Rajathandhiram (2015)
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Movie: Rajathandhiram (CBFC U)
Cast: Veera, Regina Cassandra, Aadukalam Naren
Direction: A G Amid
Producer: Senthil Veeraasamy
Banner: Sunland Cinemas, White Bucket Productions
Music: G V Prakash Kumar, Sandeep Chowta
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Run Time: 135 Mins
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Rajathandhiram (2015)

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Rajathandhiram is a heist film directed by debutant A. G. Amid (Music director Ghibran’s brother) produced by Sunland Cinemas and White Bucket Productions, distributed by Fox Star Studios. The film features Veera and Regina Cassandra in the lead roles. Sandeep Chowta composes the films background score while G. V. Prakash Kumar composed the promo song.

Story

Veera, Darbuka Siva, and Ajai are room mates, who are involved in petty thieves and con people in a never seen/heard before way to lead their life in Chennai suburbs. They accidentally meet, Regina, on a share auto and fall for her graceful beauty. But in turn, Regina tries her best to rope them for her MLM business, and Veera alone falls for the delicious words of Regina.

Ajai wants to steal something real big and settle down asap, but Veera keeps saying a big NO to his plans. But destiny forces them to take a giant deal to finish off ‘Pattiyal’ K. Shekar, for a good cause, and how they overcome all the odds have been told in an intriguing narration. The director brilliantly connects all the characters to the plots and subplots, and he has pressed the accelerator right from the word go.

Veera and his team successfully complete a con project but they end up losing the valuable in a jiffy. How they counter attack their three enemies, ‘Cops’, ‘Anbazhagan’, and ‘Mani’ forms the rest of the story.

4 Reviews

  1. Sify

    Intriguing new age heist drama and at a crisp 135 minutes, it’s a perfectly satisfying watch!

    Rajathandhiram is a con-caper laced with revenge, wit, humour & romance. What works here is director Amid’s smart writing and brilliant screenplay sans all the normal cliches seen in such genre and it is packaged to entertain both the masses and classes alike.

    Director Amid takes his own time to elaborate his characters in detail and once that part is over in the first half with romance thrown in, the film takes off in high octane speed in the latter half, with an intelligent narration. The perfect casting, subtle humor along with smart writing makes Rajathandhiram an interesting watch compared to the recent con movies in Tamil cinema. On the downside, the heist is quite dramatic and the climax looks compromised to get a U certificate.

  2. Indiaglitz
    7/10

    True to its title. A Clever, Crime Thriller

    Veera has delivered a fine performance by not showing loads of expressions and forced modulations. Veera’s physique, and eyes do the job, and his casual way of handling complex situations is such a treat to watch. Regina was last seen in ‘KBKR’ deserves another round in Tamil cinema, if not for anything, at least for her lip synch and stern attitude. The major highlight in the casting is, ‘Pattiyal’ K. Shekar. His voice and body language is something new to the Tamil audience and we will be disappointed that, if he does not sign more films in the near future.

    Debutante Amid, carrying this movie on his shoulders for more than 3 years now, has retained the freshness in its narration deserves a special mention. Few scenes, which could display some traces from ‘Soodhu Kavvum’ and ‘Sathuranga Vettai’, but still, the screenplay has more suprise elements to cover those glitches.

    Tamil audience has experienced some intelligent con flicks in the recent years, the treatment of ‘Rajathandhiram’ is a big plus. The performance of the lead roles and the way the protagonist is clashing with the villain is definitely a new chapter in the book of the screenplay.

    The movie was under production for a long time, hence the central theme of the movie is not a new one. There are some logical loopholes, which are covered by the cinematic liberties. Had the movie been released, on time, it would have appealed better than now.

  3. Behindwoods
    6/10

    A smart con movie. Pay attention to the proceedings of the story and get entertained.

    Rajathandhiram is a highly original product that is sure to get its applause. Rather than taking up the traditional or the tried and tested patterns of making a film, the director has gone by his guts and belief on the audience to narrate a story. Rajathandhiram outwits you every time and makes you vest thoughts and emotions on what’s happening on the screen. It is that real-deal, authentic con-film. The rule is to have constantly progressing predicaments, guessing game on who the antagonist is, twists/turns and the unpredictable climax.

    From a Schizophrenic killer in Nadunissi Naaygal to a smarty, Veera impresses with his uncanny looks and deep voice. He has this ability to not see acting as a process, and sure is a great potential talent. The famous percussionist Darbuka Siva plays the essential comedian and pulls it off with ease and comfort. From a cute sister in Kanda Naal Mudhal to a really matured artist in Rajathandhiram, Regina Cassandra has finally made it in Tamil. Though a cliché, her role of an Anglo-Indian has got the importance and her presence is felt.

    The flash back in the second half, a little cliched, should have been shorter than what it was. Apart from the elements like the central character being the smartest, the usual stigma associated to a villain and misinterpreting characters, Rajathandhiram is that game of chess between two Grandmasters. It requires patience, intellectual competence and the spatial knowledge of creating a scenario and responding to it.

  4. Galatta

    Nothing more, Nothing less. Stay gripped to the edge of your seats for two hours.

    More interesting about the movie is that the screenplay is so tight that engrosses you for two hours. The treatment is new and it is a new age film. The screenplay is completely devoid of anything that is unnecessary. Will the success of Rajathandhiram open ways for more movies like this is something we have to wait and see but films like this are more welcomed by fans and critics. A neat and tight script that grips you to the edge of the seat is something you don’t get to see often.

    The performance of every actor is commendable and the technical team too has done a great job. Kathir’s cinematography and Sandeep’s background score is something to be noticed and applauded. Rajathandhiram is one of the best thriller movies in the recent times. Don’t miss it.

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